Monday, September 7, 2009

Miss Annabelle


I wanted to share this post from her mommy so you can all be updated:



Well as you may have guessed from the topic of this discussion Annabelle's surgery has been scheduled for September 8th @ 2:15 pm. So your next question is probably what does this mean? Well they are going in to remove all of the mass that they can (and heaven knows we want it ALL gone!) and then they will review the tumor's pathology (look at the cancer cells) to determine if she will need to undergo further chemotherapy treatments. If they are able to extract all of the tumor and if the majority of it tumor is comprised of dead cells she more than likely will not need to have any further treatment, she will however be monitored very closely (blood work, MRIs etc) for the next 5 years to make sure that she is doing fine and that there has been no re-growth. After that time she will be monitored bi-yearly most likely into adulthood. The upside is that typically once a neuroblastoma tumor is removed it does not come back so as long as we get it all we will have very little to worry about :)As always your thoughts and prayers are such a blessing to us and we ask that you continue to keep our little one, her family, doctors and nurses in your prayers as we continue down this challenging road.


Thank you all again for your love and support,

Annabelle & family

6 comments:

wrestling kitties said...

My thoughts & prayers are with this brave and amazing little girl and her family.

Have you heard anything yet?

AthenaBee said...

Just found out this morning they got the whole tumor out!!!!!! Typically neuroblastomas DO NOT grow back!!!!

wrestling kitties said...

This is such WONDERFUL news!!

freckleface said...

This makes me cry. She has my prayers!

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